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Architects in Schools Summer Camp

June 24 @ 12:30 pm - June 28 @ 1:30 pm

Join us June 24-28, 2024, for our annual Architects in Schools Summer Camp! The virtual camp is free and designed for youth ages 8-12. Register by 5pm PT on June 14 to participate.

This year’s camp theme is Be a Changemaker: How design transforms our communities. During this camp, students will learn about the benefits of adaptive reuse and how the built environment must evolve with cultural, societal, and environmental changes. They will take on the role of an architect and builder to redesign a structure for their community. By implementing the design process, students will become changemakers! Students will be introduced to technical architecture practices such as drawing, planning, model making and more.

The camp is entirely virtual – meaning students can participate from home. To engage in the camp, participants will need a computer, tablet, or other device with access to internet.

Every day, we will email you the digital lesson including hands-on design activities, reading, thinking exercises, and pre-recorded videos. There will also be a live Zoom session every day from 12:30-1:30pm PT. The live sessions are optional but highly recommended so students can meet practicing architects and designers and fully experience the camp content.


  1. Work through the Daily Lesson PDF that is emailed to you the evening prior to each day of camp
  2. Watch the Pre-recorded Videos
  3. Start on activities in your Student Architect Journal
  4. Join us for a Live Zoom Activity from 12:30-1:30pm PT
  5. Go back to your Student Architect Journal and complete the activities for the day
  6. Complete the Bonus Challenge if you want to do more!

We will mail free art supplies to participants located in Oregon who are experiencing financial barriers. Please specify on your registration form if you need supplies sent to you. See the recommended list of art supplies. Supply requests are due by June 7. 

Participation in the camp is free. We are accepting donations so we can send camp materials to families who have barriers to accessing them. This will allow all children to participate regardless of need. Please consider giving to the Architecture Foundation of Oregon to supply all participants with materials and to help us offer free educational programs like this camp. Donate here. Thank you!

If you have any questions about the camp, please contact Architects in Schools Director, Kim Knowles at


Registration deadline: June 14, 5pm PT
Supply requests due by June 7

Would you like to connect with students during our daily live Zoom sessions and inspire them through architecture? Sign up to volunteer!

Special thanks to our Sponsors


June 24 @ 12:30 pm
June 28 @ 1:30 pm
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Kim Knowles